It’s that time of year again…
A balmy summer is coming to an end, the party conference season is just beginning, and the New Statesman is teaming up with dozens of partners and sponsors to deliver a huge range of fringe events attracting some of the biggest names in parliament, politics and business. Last year we hosted over 35 events across three conferences, bringing together policymakers and thought leaders for hours of enlightening and intelligent discussion and debate. Hosting MPs and peers from all sides of the House, we've organised panels of experts, Q&As and drinks receptions that are at the cutting edge of the conference calendar.
After yet another year of upsets and volatility in the UK political scene, this year's conferences are set to be as exciting and unpredictable as any, and the New Statesman will be at the forefront, bringing together politicians and high-profile figures in local government, charities, NGOs and industry, to discuss the most pressing policy issues and political controversies of the day.
As Britain desperately pleads for an Article 50 extension it has given Brussels more power than ever to determine its fate.
The delusion that the UK can strike valuable trade deals with the rest of the world has driven Leavers to repeatedly reject Theresa May's deal.
For a long time I extended him the benefit of the doubt, but the “English irony” remark I could not rationalise away.
The times we live in demand a pioneering, radical and transformative government, not technocratic social democracy.
To say otherwise denies not just history, but life as it is lived. If you need proof, have a St Patrick's Day pint.
The replacement of a benefit for incapacitated people on low incomes is one of the least-understood welfare changes, according to experts and frontline workers.
The actor, whose two-year-old son died of cancer, tweeted about the impact of spending cuts on families.
A selection of the best letters received from our readers this week. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your thoughts voiced in the New Statesman magazine.
The second instalment of the international hit German series turns on capitalism.
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